Totally awful and disgusting (grotesque, really) that the warful weapon-wielders against Hong Kong's residents are using chemical warfare and killing birds in their angry and misdirected attempts to control those who seek
.

Where are the Chinese people who have kinship with birds? the winged? the four-leggeds?

Regardless of the number of "canisters" used to suppress or oppress anyone on the streets, this is wrong.

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This is awesome of a subterranean home in Anchorage, Alaska. It was built in 1982. (The same year my family moved there, interestingly enough!)

Some really awesome ideas, including using the slope of the hill to create built-in "skylights", and the earth itself as built-in insulation.

"In the mid-1970s, when the Isaacses bought the property, the house was a 650-square-foot basement. It was built into a steep hill that sloped down into a grove of tall spruce and birch trees to the banks of Fish Creek. The Isaacses wanted to remodel and expand their new place.

They expected to build up, on top of the basement, which was apparently the never-realized plan of the previous owner.

Then their friend, architect Pat McKittrick, came out for a look.

“He said, this is a great place for an earth shelter house,” said Jon Isaacs, a regional planner, using a term grew out of the environmental movement of the 1970s.

Marnie’s dad, a conservative lawyer in Philadelphia, thought it sounded like a hippie idea. But McKittrick pointed out the packed sand beneath the foundation, a stable soil that would also be good for drainage. He built a cardboard model to show Jon and Marnie."

A 1982 Anchorage Daily News story described a complex feat, with block construction and walls waterproofed with a special rubberized asphalt developed in part by the University of Minnesota. Five layers of laminated plywood panels were applied to the exposed walls of the house and the roof, and the builders tested it with a garden house to make sure it didn’t leak. There was a lot of careful digging to save the trees, Marnie Isaacs said."

Source: adn.com/alaska-life/2019/08/11

Tortoise Mountain Natives Do Not Like English Ivy

It is time to stop Ecological and economic genocide upon people of color. Tortoise Mountain and Turtle Island natives are the original Ecosteaders. Long before European and other settlers with delusions about government-subsidized development in "blocks" of colonizer cash infrastructure, Native Land Before Invasion was organic. And there never were opportunities or roles for any white dudes as a "Chief" Executive Officer. Get out of here and fix the problems plaguing Europe before trying to kill the indigenoUS Earth.

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